Teaching, learning and listening: An open letter to the Chancellor of...

Many of us have been there. You are one night or even mere seconds away from a presentation you know people are expecting. But...

Quit breeding pedigree dogs

It doesn’t take much to convince reasonable people that human inbreeding is bad. The physical abnormalities and high infant mortality rates that are attributed...

The three main arguments for Gov. Dunleavy’s UA veto — and...

Last week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced his final vetoes to the budget passed by the Legislature. There are dozens of cuts to lament, most...

The lesson of Kony 2012

It all started with a YouTube video. The small California-based NGO Invisible Children, Inc. published a short film titled KONY 2012 on March 5,...

Why I’ll vote for Mike Dunleavy

Opinion editor Caleb Berry says Sen. Mike Dunleavy has his vote for governor.

Tumblr should reverse its pornography ban

Tumblr is a "place to express yourself, discover yourself and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your...

Decriminalize prostitution in Alaska

In 2010, a self-employed sex worker arranged to meet with a client in an Anchorage hotel. She was neither coerced nor trafficked into the...

Student loan forgiveness is a bad idea

Student loan debt in the U.S. surpassed unimaginable heights this year. Sitting at a whopping $1.5 trillion, this category of debt is now larger...

We need Tulsi Gabbard’s foreign policy

There has been a strange shakeup in how partisan Americans view militarism in foreign policy. It used to be the case that Republicans would...

Consider polyamory

People still seem to be suspicious of non-monogamous relationships. Despite evidence that more couples from diverse demographics are trying it, the majority of the...

Aziz Ansari is guilty, but so are we

"We use verbal and non-verbal cues in our everyday lives in a variety of circumstances. Ansari should not be given a free pass for supposedly missing Grace’s repeated cues, and people should not blame her for feeling pressured and unable to give explicit refusal."

UAA owes education students a refund

College students often complain that their degree is worthless. Some feel they aren’t learning enough to prepare them for the real world. Others feel...

Letter from the Chancellor

    To UAA Students, I am sorry. I know many of you are angry. I know many of you are disappointed and distressed over the situation with...

Bulldoze the cemeteries

Imagine that you are an alien visiting Earth. You are to identify facts about human civilization and submit a report to your homeworld. You...

Why I will vote for Rebecca Logan

OPINION editor Caleb Berry says Rebecca Logan "is the superior candidate" for Mayor of Anchorage "due to her position on law enforcement and fiscal matters."

Judge Corey is not to blame in Schneider case

The Vote No on Judge Corey campaign is a call to justice that all of us should sympathize with. Justin Schneider committed an act...

Acceptance: An open letter and response to the Chancellor’s apology

Chancellor Sandeen,   It has been over two weeks since the news broke about UAA’s  School of Education initial licensure program accreditation revocation. There have been...

Dunleavy’s budget proposal is a crisis in education

Those who have been paying attention to Gov. Dunleavy’s record on education knew his budget proposal would be rough. I’ve written quite critically about...

Why UAA should be a concealed carry campus

Under specific circumstances, even students are permitted to carry firearms on campus.

End the Seawolf Catering monopoly

Wherever a monopoly exists, the variety of choice and quality of service are diminished. Authoritative bodies, such as the government, can be manipulated into...

Tear down Anchorage’s malls

Anchorage’s malls are dying. Let’s put them to good use. If you’ve been to the Dimond Mall lately, you’ve probably noticed things look a...

President Mike Pence: a better option

Donald Trump's presidency has its fair share of critics. Calls for impeachment have circulated since he assumed office, and pundits speculate about his resignation...

Repeal the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution

"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and...

Will Steph win MVP? Young or Doncic for ROY?: 2019 NBA...

Only 10 games in, and the NBA is off to a roaring start. Records have been broken, hearts have been shattered, tempers have flared...

Scrutinize the accreditors

Losing accreditation was something that the UAA School of Education did not expect. As far as UAA officials were aware, most indications pointed towards...

Ocasio-Cortez is right about a 70 percent marginal tax rate

In a recent 60 Minutes interview, freshmen congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez floated an idea that has produced much confusion and outrage. As part of a...

Letter to the Editor: UAA is for education, not athletics

People attend UAA for education, not athletics.  The senselessness of competitive sports is responsible for so many broken dreams, broken bodies, broken lives. Yet...

The pro-choice movement is losing the abortion debate

If there’s one reason why people hate engaging in debates with one another, it’s because nobody ever feels understood. As American politics becomes poisoned...

The Electoral College is messy and undemocratic — let’s abolish it

In the 2016 presidential election, the candidate that won the presidency won the official election but lost the popular vote by three million votes....

Bring back Caliente

These days, it seems like UAA is in no shortage of controversy. The School of Education crisis continues to unfold. Gov. Dunleavy’s budget is...